The TFI test: French for the workplace & university

TFI (Test de Français International) is an internationally recognised language test for measuring non-native speakers’ French skills in business and academic environments and is suitable for both beginners and proficient learners. As an official licensed partner, IQ offers both preparatory courses and the actual TFI test.

The TFI language certificate – become an expert in French with IQ

Preparation for the HSK exam with a certificate course at IQ

IQ’s TFI preparatory course will help you learn to communicate and work successfully at international level by expanding your French vocabulary and improving your reading and listening comprehension. Our experienced instructors will use authentic and concrete materials to teach you the necessary skills: the course content is based on typical workday situations and will give you the self-confidence you need to deal with meetings, phone calls and correspondence. The exam questions in the TFI test are also based on real-life workplace situations. Take the IQ preparatory course and sit the test at an IQ location near you: you’ll find us in Vienna, St. Pölten and Mödling. If you’re interested or have any questions, just fill out our online contact form. Our experts will be happy to advise you.TFI



French for the workplace: get off to a flying start with TFI

French, like English, is a global business language that’s playing an increasingly important role. So for people working in an international context, a language test and certified French skills are a particularly useful advantage. Many major companies like L’Oréal, BNP and Renault accept the TFI test as proof of proficiency and use it as an objective tool for assessing the French skills and proficiency level of job candidates or staff. Besides showing that you can cope with everyday situations in the workplace, the TFI language certificate also considerably improves your job market prospects. The TFI language test is compatible with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and is considered the French equivalent of the TOEIC test (Test of English for International Communication), a standardised test that is recognised as proof of proficiency in English for the workplace.

And by the way: many academic institutions also use the TFI language test and have made it a requirement for admission to their courses. So if you want to enrol at a French-speaking college or university, a TFI preparatory course followed by the test at one of IQ’s locations in Vienna, St. Pölten or Mödling is an ideal way to boost your chances.


The benefits of the TFI certificate:


  • Internationally recognised language certificate for French
  • Proficiency levels A1-C1 based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
  • Certified French skills improve your job market prospects
  • Prerequisite for admission to French-speaking colleges and universities


Prepare for the TFI language test and take the exam at IQ

IQ in Austria is a licensed TFI test centre. We also offer a TFI preparatory course to make sure you’re optimally prepared for the exam. Alternatively, you can take the test at any of our locations in Vienna, Pölten or Mödling straight away, without taking part in the course beforehand. The TFI exam is a multiple choice test. It consists of two parts – listening and reading comprehension – and takes about 140 minutes to complete. The difficulty of the test questions ranges from level A1 to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Once the exam has been marked, you will receive a certificate stating your proficiency level. If you’d like more information about the TFI test and our preparatory courses, fill out our [contact form] to arrange a free individual consultation with our team.


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